Seeking Higher Knowledge, John Dee Was Deceived

Angelical (Enochian) Alphabet (March 26, 1583)

Imagine, if you will, a world in which everyone knew what everyone else was saying. Obviously, the Tower of Babel disrupted that. John Dee wanted to get back to the time of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, when everything was pure and bright, and God walked amongst them. His mistake was letting Edward Kelley do his scrying for him. (He’s scrying, he’s lying.)

The Enochian (as it has become to be known) alphabet is Kelley’s invention, as ascribed by Dee in his May 6, 1583 manuscript diary (listing the letters in their ‘correct’ order, from right to left).

The reception started on March 26, 1583, when Kelley reported visions in the crystal of a 21 lettered alphabet. A few days later, Kelley started receiving what became the book Liber Loagaeth (“Book [of] Speech from God”). The book consists of 49 great letter tables, or squares made of 49 by 49 letters (however each table has a front and a back side, making 98 tables of 49×49 letters altogether). Dee and Kelley said the angels never translated the texts in this book.


Originally I randomized the timing of this chart, but then decided on 4:00 pm (local time) when the Yod (Finger of God) pointed at the Moon (emotional response) from inconjuncts to Mercury (lower mind) and Uranus (higher mind). The Moon is also opposite to Pluto. Dee would not have known this at the time. Virgo Rising should have made him cautious, in the extreme, but seeking esoteric knowledge can sometimes cloud one’s sense of logic and propriety.

Moon Inconjunct Mercury

As you grow older, you will have to learn to make your feelings and your reason work together. The problem is not so much that they come into conflict with each other, but that your reason and feelings represent two very different sides of your personality. When you are calm and collected and able to reflect carefully, you make decisions in one way. But when you are emotionally involved in a situation, you are likely to make up your mind very differently, which could cause you to seem inconsistent to others and make it difficult for them to understand you.

Moon Inconjunct Uranus

With this aspect you must learn to control sudden outbursts of emotion that occur at difficult times when you least expect it. Also your present home life may not be a stable situation in which you can grow up emotionally secure and confident.

You should be encouraged to express your inner feelings and release the tensions that build up inside you. In this way you will not be hurt by energies that you aren’t aware of in yourself.

Moon Opposition Pluto

Your relationships with others will be intensely emotional and quite often difficult until you learn to see others and yourself as you really are, without so much emotion. You tend to see in other people your own fears and doubts. When your feelings are especially strong, you do not think at all clearly, and you may act totally from habit. The only people who would be good friends for you are those who can understand your feelings.

The great hint as to whether the words Kelley was scrying were ‘real’ or not is this description of them:

The untranslated texts of the Liber Loagaeth manuscript recall the patterns of glossolalia rather than true language


The first time I heard someone ‘speaking in tongues’ (at a Pentecostal church), I heard the rhythms of the sentences and recognized that a second person translating them followed their same rhythmic patterns.

I know John Dee’s birth chart is randomized, but I just wanted to see what the Enochian alphabet ‘disclosure’ would have meant to him. I’m not surprised that the event’s Sun and Midheaven form a Yod pointing at Dee’s natal Ascendant. Also, the event’s Pluto is inconjunct with Dee’s natal Midheaven. How’s that for symmetry? The North Node of the charts are within 3° of each other. Hmm.

So, in the end, was he deceived or not?

About cdsmiller17

I am an Astrologer who also writes about world events. My first eBook "At This Point in Time" is available through most on-line book stores. I have now serialized my second book "The Star of Bethlehem" here. And I am experimenting with birth and death charts. If you wish to contact me, or request a birth chart, send an email to (And, in case you are also interested, I have an extensive list of celebrity birth and death details if you wish to 'confirm' what you suspect may be a past-life experience of yours.) Bless.
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